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I've had a pimple-like bump on my back for 8 months, it recently began bleeding, turning from colorless to light pink, could it be a form of skin cancer?

I've had a pimple-like bump on my back for 8 months, it recently began bleeding, turning from colorless to light pink, could it be a form of skin cancer?

Hopefully not...: ...But I would urge you to visit your doctor or even better a dermatologist for a proper evaluation. Sometimes you cannot tell by just looking and it is best and safest to take it off. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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1 mm pimple under leftside tongue stung for 1 day now dosnt hurt at all been there 2 days today just looks flat and whitish with a movable skin? Cancer

1 mm pimple under leftside tongue stung for 1 day now dosnt hurt at all been there 2 days today just looks flat and whitish with a movable skin? Cancer

Canker Sore Aphthous: A usual presentation of an aphthous ulcer or a canker sore. Not a typical presentation of cancer, in this area. Common in pipe smokers or tobacco chewers... ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Doubtful: Sounds like sebaceous cysts based on your description but you should seek further evaluation. Typical skin cancers do not produce secretions. ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Spots: This sounds like small sebaceous cysts which you can express the somewhat harder material from. Hard to further say with certainty without examining, but it does not sound like skin cancer. ...Read more

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Teeny bump, looks like tiny whitehead pimple, on lower lashline, location where I put eyeliner. No hx of skin cancer. Sound like a cancer? Not in waterline.

Teeny bump, looks like tiny whitehead pimple, on lower lashline, location where I put eyeliner. No hx of skin cancer. Sound like a cancer? Not in waterline.

R/o Chalazion: 34 year old lady with a possible hordeolum or chalazion. Please try using a hot compress on the eye for about 10-15 minutes. Please don't burn your eye use a reasonable temperature. See the attached link. Good luck. ...Read more

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A couple months ago I noticed a pimple size, bruise looking bump under skin on face. Still on face, slightly bigger. A little tender. Is it skin cancer?

A couple months ago I noticed a pimple size, bruise looking bump under skin on face. Still on face, slightly bigger. A little tender. Is it skin cancer?

Unlikely: Try fomentation to facilitate the release of material accumulated under the skin. Do not try to pop it as that only leads to a larger scar. Consult this site as one of the home remedies for acne may be helpful.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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I have had a dark red raised bump on my back for about 2 months - looks like a combination of a pimple and blood blister. Could this be skin cancer?

I have had a dark red raised bump on my back for about 2 months - looks like a combination of a pimple and blood blister. Could this be skin cancer?

Skin lesion: Any lesion on the skin that has increased in size or changed in appearance should be evaluated by your doctor. If it has changed it should be removed. ...Read more

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My body is covered in what looks like pimples. They keep growing & filling with a milky puss & crack open & seep blood then get deeper. Skin cancer?

My body is covered in what looks like pimples. They keep growing & filling with a milky puss & crack open & seep blood then get deeper. Skin cancer?

Skin cancer: You definitely do not have skin cancer, it sounds more like an infectious process caused either by bacteria or virus. You would definitely benefit by a trip to a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a family history of skin cancer. Is it safe for me to get ozone acne therapy when I get facials? I had it done recently and it worked wonders. However, I read afterwards that ozone is a toxic substance...?

I have a family history of skin cancer. Is it safe for me to get ozone acne therapy when I get facials? I had it done recently and it worked wonders. However, I read afterwards that ozone is a toxic substance...?

Ozone is a toxic: Substance but only if you're breathing it. Most ozone is literally in the stratosphere, 6-10 miles above the Earth. You need not worry as long as the therapist knows what s/he is doing. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Do you know if there are differnt kinds of dermatologists like that just deal with acne and rashes and moles but not skin cancer?

Do you know if there are differnt kinds of dermatologists like that just deal with acne and rashes and moles but not skin cancer?

No: The specialty will encounter all types of disorders of the skin. Dermatologists are all trained to examine biopsy and treat lesions.
That said some specialize only in cancer surgery most notably MOHS surgery involving skin cancers with resection and closure of the wound. Not all dermatologists perform this surgery. ...Read more

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I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

Get a mammo and US.: Sorry, I'm very skittish when it comes to findings on the breast. And there are skin changes associated with breast cancer. I'm not saying you have cancer, believe me. Chances are great that you don't. But I'd be safe and get tested, especially if breast cancer runs on your family. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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I have a growth underneath my skin under my scrotum is it just a pimple to pop or is it cancer?

I have a growth underneath my skin under my scrotum is it just a pimple to pop or is it cancer?

Not likely to: Be cancer. Don't pop it, but you can soak in warm water in a tub and use soap. The adjacency to your rectum, not the cleanest part of your body, makes "popping" a bad idea. See a doctor to make the call and do the dirty deed if needed. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

Get them checked: At your age they might be lymph node cancer, which is quite treatable if you get a diagnosis & get started. It might also just be inflamed lymph nodes if your scalp/skin has issues with rash/bug bites, skin infection, etc. You can suffer with the pain of not knowing or get moving and find out. Its up to you to do something. ...Read more

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43F. Woke up with pimple like spot on right breast. Has a white head that I popped. Hurts just a bit. Just one pimple. Breast cancer?

43F. Woke up with pimple like spot on right breast. Has a white head that I popped. Hurts just a bit. Just one pimple. Breast cancer?

Probable cyst: Sounds like pimple was in the skin of the breast and not arising within breast tissue. It is not uncommon to have lesions arise in the skin of the breast. Other than for some rare inflammatory tumors, the cyst like growths are usually sebaceous in origin and have what appears to be a whitehead which when poped may relaease some sebaceous material. ...Read more

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Shoulder skin coloured pimple wiv veins n rash around it near moles since summer. A red spot has appeared near it don't knw if was mole be4. cancer?

Shoulder skin coloured pimple wiv veins n rash around it near moles since summer. A red spot has appeared near it don't knw if was mole be4. cancer?

Changing moles=DOC: Any changing lesions that catch your attention should be checked by the Doctor. You're showing to be smart by noticing changes in the Color, and Evolution of the lesions. Those are 2 of the criteria that we use when we check moles : Asymmetry, Borders, Color, Diameter, Evolution. Plus, you are noticing it after the exposure to the sun. It is important to go to the Doctor and have them checked. ...Read more

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Do I have skin cancer?

Needs evaluation: Do you sores that will not heal? Pale skin or red hair? Have you had common exposure to bright sunlight with frequent sunburns? Are there nodules on your skin that are growing irregularly. Check with your dermatologist if any of these are present. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer hereditary?

Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can skin cancer be treated?

How can skin cancer be treated?

Usually surgery: Most skin cancers are treated initially with surgical excision. In some cases, depending on the type of tumor, other modalities may be employed. These include radiation, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy, and others. ...Read more

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How harmful is the skin cancer?

How harmful is the skin cancer?

Depends > what kind: Depends as to what kind --- 1. Basal cell carcinoma > most of the times less harmful 2. Squamous cell carcinoma > more harmful 3. Malignant melanoma > very very harmful. ...Read more

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Skin cancer types, what are they?

Many: Most common
basal cell carcinoma
squamous cell carcinoma
melanoma
in that order. ...Read more

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What to do if I have skin cancer?

See a doc.: Most skin cancers are diagnosed by biopsy of the skin. If you are concerned that you have a skin malignancy, see a physician or other provider or go to a clinic. Treatment may include excision of the lesion and/or in some instances treatment with a topical solution / ointment. Do not neglect or ignore a skin cancer, as some can have serious health impacts. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more